Reach your health and fitness goals with the new Garmin Venu 3 smartwatch

The new Garmin Venu® 3 and Venu 3S GPS smartwatches are designed to support every health and fitness goal.

Featuring extensive fitness insights, beautiful AMOLED touchscreen displays and an impressive battery life, the Venu 3 series is purpose-built to help users get a more complete picture of their health.

The smartwatch also includes new features for wheelchair users—letting them track pushes, follow wheelchair-specific workouts and more.

Available in two sizes and comfortable enough to wear all day and night, Venu 3 series gets up to 14 days of battery life in smartwatch mode.

And because users don’t have to charge their watch every night, they can monitor health metrics 24/7 and receive a more holistic view of their stress, Body Battery ™ and sleep with new personalised sleep coaching and nap detection.

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New features include:

  • Sleep coach: Receive a sleep score and personalised coaching for how much sleep is recommended and keep track of different sleep stages, naps and other key metrics such as Pulse Ox and heart rate variability (HRV) status.
  • Morning report: Receive an overview of sleep, recovery, HRV status and more upon waking up. Even customise the report to view more personalised details.
  • Nap detection: Automatically track or log naps to see how they may benefit the body and the suggested time and duration they should be.
  • Body Battery improvements: Monitor energy levels throughout the day to find the best timesfor activity and rest. And get even more details and personal insights on how sleep, naps, daily activities and high stress specifically impact energy levels 2 .
  • Wheelchair mode: Track daily pushes and receive weight shift alerts plus wheelchair-specific sports apps and workouts. In creating these new features, the algorithms of some existing features were modified to enhance the meaningfulness of key insights for wheelchair users.

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Workout benefit and recovery time

Better understand how each workout affects the body and how much time you need to recover to take on any fitness challenge:

  • Rate of perceived exertion: Record how difficult a workout was and how it felt.
  • Interval creation: Build interval workouts for running and cycling activities right on the watch.
  • Meditation activity: Follow guided meditation practices to help reduce stress, anxiety and more.
  • Built-in speaker and microphone: Make and take calls right from the watch (when paired with a compatible smartphone) and use the smartphone’s voice assistant to respond to text messages and more. Those with an Android phone can also view photo messages and respond to texts using the on-watch keyboard.
  • Two font sizes: Choose between a small or larger font size to view smart notifications, workout data and more with greater ease.

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For health gurus

Loaded with extensive health and wellness stats, the Venu 3 series is ready to help keep users going strong.  And with days of battery life, users don’t have to worry about charging their watch every night, meaning they can have access to certain health features 24/7.

Day or night, Venu 3 series can track heart rate, respiration, Pulse Ox, stress and Body Battery energy levels.

While sleeping, Venu 3 series will monitor heart rate variability to provide users with a deeper understanding of their overall health and will also track those “zzz’s” while traveling and offer personalised tips to help reduce jet lag.

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For fitness fanatics

With more than 30 built-in sports apps, users can track the ways they move—from walking and running to cycling, pool swimming, activities for wheelchair users and more.

The Venu 3 series even lets users follow preloaded animated workouts for strength, HIIT, Pilates and yoga right from the watch. Plus, users can create their own step-by-step workouts from more than 1,600 exercises in the Garmin Connect™ app and send them directly to the watch.

For those looking to train for a 5K or something a bit longer, free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans can help users prepare.

In addition to keeping tabs on daily steps, calories burned and floors climbed, the Venu 3 series can track moderate and vigorous intensity minutes, VO2 max during a run or bike ride and cycling power in watts (when paired with a compatible power meter or indoor bike).

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For life on the go

Stay connected – even while on the go – with Venu 3 series. In addition to making and taking calls directly from the watch, the Venu 3 series lets users receive emails, texts and alerts when paired with their compatible smartphone.

Safety and tracking features help provide peace of mind by sending a message with the user’s live location to chosen emergency contacts if they feel unsafe or if an incident is detected.

While out and about, Garmin Pay™ contactless payments let users breeze through certain checkout lines or transit systems.

Users can also download songs and playlists from Spotify®, Amazon Music and Deezer (subscription required) for phone-free listening, as well as apps, watch faces and more from the Connect IQ™ Store right on the watch, or find more options in the smartphone app.

Featuring a lightweight, stainless steel bezel and silicone band, Venu 3 is available in whitestone/silver and black/slate while Venu 3S comes in pebble gray/slate, sage gray/silver, French gray/soft gold, dust rose/soft gold and ivory/soft gold.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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